Richard Marion Carnegie

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 17, 2016

Richard Marion Carnegie

Dec. 7, 1933 – April 15, 2016

NATCHEZ — Funeral services for Richard Marion Carnegie Jr., 82, of Harriston, who died Friday, April 15, 2016, at his residence, will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Fayette United Methodist Church with the Rev. Aaron Lamb officiating.

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Burial will follow in the Fayette Cemetery under the direction of Spencer Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to time of services Monday, both at the church.

Mr. Carnegie was born Dec. 7, 1933 in Liberty, the son of Richard Marion Carnegie Sr. and Viola Sullivan Carnegie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Frances Haygood; and a brother-in-law, Earl Leggett.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a member of the Fayette United Methodist Church, where he served on the church council as chairperson, and on various other boards. He was a member of the Natchez Shrine Club, the Wahabi Shrine Club of Jackson, Natchez masonic bodies and a past patron of Thames Hinds Lodge of Fayette. He was a member of the Ben Franklin Lodge in Meadville and a member of the American Legion. He loved spending time with his family and friends, but especially his grandchildren and all his golfing, hunting and fishing buddies.

He was retired from International Paper Company as a manager of financial systems and control.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Inez Costley Carnegie; one son, Ricky Carnegie and wife, Sherry, of Brandon; two daughters, Debbie Perry and husband, David, of Harriston, and Lisa Carnegie Martin of Natchez; four grandchildren, Dustin Perry of Natchez, Wes Carnegie of Brandon, Zach Carnegie of Atlanta, Ga., and Tanner Martin of Natchez; one brother, Bob Carnegie and wife, Katie, of McComb; brother-in-law Vernon Haywood of Liberty; sister-in-law Bobby Leggett of Raymond; and family member Elsie Shorter of Harriston.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Perry, Wes Carnegie, Zach Carnegie, Tanner Martin, Brad Leggett, Earl Leggett Jr., Vernon Dale Haywood and Ronald Haygood.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fayette Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 424, Fayette, MS 39069.